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Daylight (1996)

Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.

Director:

Rob Cohen

Writer:

Leslie Bohem
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Kit Latura
Amy Brenneman ... Madelyne Thompson
Viggo Mortensen ... Roy Nord
Dan Hedaya ... Frank Kraft
Jay O. Sanders ... Steven Crighton
Karen Young ... Sarah Crighton
Claire Bloom ... Eleanor Trilling
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Grace Calloway
Renoly Santiago ... Mikey
Colin Fox Colin Fox ... Roger Trilling
Danielle Harris ... Ashley Crighton
Trina McGee ... LaTonya (as Trina McGee-Davis)
Marcello Thedford ... Kadeem
Sage Stallone ... Vincent
Jo Anderson ... Bloom
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Storyline

Trouble strikes when runaway robbers in a getaway car hit truck full of explosives in the tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. Survivors are left in a weakened tunnel blocked at both exits. As Kit Latura approaches the tunnel, he sees the impact and knows he gotta take action. With time running out, he enters the tunnel through a system of maintenance walkways. Can he get the survivors out before the tunnel fills up? Written by Bryanne Marks

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No air. No escape. No time. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disaster-related peril, death and destruction | See all certifications »

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Trivia

All the vehicles were shipped to Italy for filming in Rome. An on-set advisor was on hand to authenticate everything, including the paperwork on some of the office desks. See more »

Goofs

When George falls into the hole, it should've instantly filled with water. The water in the rest of the tunnel was almost waist deep. See more »

Quotes

Kit Latura: I hope you make it, Roy.
Roy Nord: I always make it.
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Connections

Referenced in In Search of the Last Action Heroes (2019) See more »

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Action Man
Written by Crit Harmon
Courtesy of Barbara L. Jordan /dba Heavy Hitters
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Let this film into the light of day
12 March 2004 | by MichaelOatesSee all my reviews

Fasten your seatbelts and brace yourself for an non-stop thrill ride that will have you holding your breath from start to finish.

"Daylight" is one of the most intense movies I have seen in a long time. Sylvester Stallone gives one of his best performances in "Daylight" leading a group of civilians to safety after a New York tunnel engulfs in flames. Stallone works his magic as a former EMS chief sent in to save these civilians.

When I heard Stallone's name mentioned as part of the cast of "Daylight," I knew it would be a non-stop thrill ride; however, what I didn't realize it would be a thriller that had depth mixed in with everything else. "Daylight" is a credit to Stallone's ability and this remains one of his best roles to date.

Adding to this awesome film are Stallone's co-stars, which include Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Jay O. Sanders and Stan Shaw. I enjoyed watching this ensemble work together because they seem to need no direction when on screen. It was as if they were really trapped in the tunnel. From the fear to the heroic actions they took, these actors were top notch.

Despite most thrillers, "Daylight" stands out as being the finest assembled film. The casting works like magic, the special effects are magnificent and the script is perfect.

I concede that "Daylight" is predictable. However, I disagree with those who say it hurts the film. My point is it doesn't matter whether a film is predictable, rather how it is presented. "Daylight" is presented with quite unique special effects, a plot with depth and endearing performances.

In addition to the excellent performances, "Daylight" had some of the best special effects I have seen. The explosion at the beginning of the movie was a work of art. I was in awe of how well the special effects were pulled off because I don't believe that "Daylight" would have worked as well as it did if they were done with less than 100 percent effort.

"Daylight" will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you holding your breath hoping these citizens come out alive.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Monterey, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,015,875, 8 December 1996

Gross USA:

$33,023,469

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,212,469
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DTS-Stereo | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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